Posted on 17th February 2014
To celebrate the second anniversary of the publication of our Back Pain and Back Care guide "7 Steps to Ease Back Pain" we are giving away a free copy of the book to the first ten people who send their post address to us by email.
7 Steps to Ease Back Pain is a guide to taking control and managing your back pain yourself, but it’s important to remember that with back pain no two conditions are the same. Each one of us has different problems and needs, so it’s important that we determine what sort of back pain we’re suffering from.
Back pain affects around 2.5 million people in the United Kingdom at any one time.
Four out of five people suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. This can be short-term and acute, or it can become recurrent or chronic. Back pain is the biggest single cause of absence from work and loses organisations millions of pounds in lost productivity every year.
All of us have either suffered – or know someone who has suffered from – back pain.
Many appointments at GPs’ surgeries are taken up by people suffering from their back – but many of these appointments are not really necessary.
If you can evaluate your own back pain and practise good self-care when your back flares up, you may ease your symptoms and recover well, without the need to see a doctor.